Articles
Companies

Home / NEWS / From the archives: Construction of Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro

From the archives: Construction of Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro

by Neha Bhatia on Apr 6, 2018


Ground construction work for Riyadh Metro began four years ago.
Ground construction work for Riyadh Metro began four years ago.
[More Images]

This month marks four years since ground construction began on Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro. 

Pre-construction activities began in 2012, and ground was broken on the billion-dollar megaproject on 3 April, 2014.

READ: Saudi authority receives bids to name 10 Riyadh Metro stations

Six metro lines, named Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Purple are being developed as part of the project, which is worth approximately $23bn (SAR86.3bn).

The lines are respectively 38km, 25.3km, 40.7km, 29.6km, 12.9km, and 30km long.

A total of 85 stations will be developed for the metro network, and the facilities will use solar technology to save around 20% of the power required for air-conditioning and lighting, according to Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), the agency tasked with Riyadh Metro's development.

As the team behind the one of the Gulf's largest transport hubs powers through with its construction programme, check out ConstructionWeekOnline's archives to revisit the historic project's development progress over the years. 

NEXT PAGE: The beginning (2012)



Advertisement




Articles
Companies